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sunday this fall. the question is, had you even considered what you might have had to do on sundays without the nfl? i don't want to think about it. it's "way too early" for this. good morning, i'm willie geist and this is "way too early," the show that was just spared sunday of antiquing and fall foliage. thank you, nfl lockout, well done. i'm glad you're watching us or listening live on sirius xm radio. you can do what chad ochocinco and text the word "awake" to 622639 and we'll read the best responses later. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this tuesday, july 26th, a lot to tell you about today, including kind of muted market reaction so far to the stalemate in washington. we'll see how they're doing in washington in a live report from
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london. plus the lengths to which ladies will go to get a free drink. how about stuffing bottles of wine up their skirts? come on, gals. we'll tell you how this worked out for them a bit later. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. with the august 2nd deadline now one week from today, president obama and house speaker john boehner each took their cases to the american people in primetime last night. speaking in the east room of the white house, the president made it clear he does not approve of speaker boehner's new plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> the past several weeks, republican house members have essentially said, that the only way they'll vote to prevent america's first-ever default is if the rest of us agree to their deep spending cuts-only approach. the new approach that speaker boehner unveiled today, which would temporarily extend the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts, would force us to once again face the threat of
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default just six months from now. in other words, it doesn't solve the problem. >> the president proposed his deficit-cutting approach, which consists of both tax hikes and spending cuts. and to bolster his position, he quoted a republican icon. >> the first time a deal was passed, a predecessor of mine made the case for a balanced approach by saying this, would you rather reduce deficits and interest rates by raising revenue from those who are not now paying their fair share? or would you rather accept larger budget deficits, higher interest rates and higher unemployment? and i think i know your answer. those words were spoken by ronald reagan. but today many republicans in the house refuse to consider this kind of balanced approach. an approach that was pursued not only by president reagan but by the first president bush, by president clinton, by myself, and by many democrats and republicans in the united states
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senate. >> president obama will says that compromise has become a dirty word in congress. president obama also said he could back senate majority leader, harry reid's plan, noting it would insure the same debate would not return in six months. he doesn't want a short-term deal. toward the end of his speech, the president asked for help from the public. >> the american people may have voted for divided government, but they didn't vote for a dysfunctional government. so i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit. let your member of congress know. if you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message. >> call your congressman, says the president. a white house communications record tweeted that the servers on capitol hill crashed after the president made his plea. and following the white house address, speaker boehner offered a response.
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saying the president has failed to lead on cutting government spending. boehner said the president wants a quote blank check six months ago, and that he still wants one today. >> this debate isn't about president obama and house republicans. it isn't about congress and the white house, it's about what's standing between the american people and the future we seek for ourself and our families. you know i've always believed the bigger the government, the smaller the people. and right now, we've got a government so big and so expensive it's sapping the drive out of our people. and keeping our economy from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. >> the speaker also accused president obama of standing in the way of a bipartisan agreement. reiterating his claim that the house plan is the best option to cut the deficit. >> before we even pass the bill in the house, the president said he would veto it.
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i want you to know i made a sincere effort to work with the president. to identify a path forward that would implement the principles of cut, cap and balance, in a manner that could secure bipartisan support and be signed into law. and i'll tell you, gave it my all. unfortunately, the president would not take yes for an answer. even when we thought we might be close to an agreement, the president's demands changed. >> and the speaker called the plan put forth wi majority leader, harry reid, quote full of gimmicks. for his part, majority leader reid said yesterday, quote, we're about to go over the cliff. on both sides of the aisle there's now finger-pointing after the president and speaker's speeches last night. house minority leader, nancy pelosi said in a statement democrats stand ready to find a balanced, bipartisan solution. the republican plan would send a continued message of uncertainty to the markets and risk job creation. we must come together to avoid
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the disastrous effects that default would pose. republicans, taking their shots as well, criticizing spending and the president. utah senator orrin hatch, the ranking member of the finance committee saying unfortunately this evening the president once again refused to lay out a path to get our nation out of the spending-fuelled debt crisis that threatens the future of 0 your great nation. the president regrettably seems more interested in his own political future than in confronting the significant challenges before us. after last night's dueling speeches, the action now turns to both chambers of congress. where a vote on both the boehner and reid plans are expected this week. boehner's plan officially called the budget control act is slated to go before the house tomorrow. the two-step plan would raise the debt limit $1 trillion through early 2012. and cut $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending over ten years. then, a bipartisan committee would be created to find an additional $1.8 trillion in cuts.
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that's the house plan proposed by speaker boehner. president obama has threatened to veto a similar plan a few days ago. something senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell urged him to re-evaluate. >> this weekend we offered the president a bipartisan proposal to avoid default so we could have the time we need to put together a serious plan for getting our house in order and he rejected it out of hand. congressional leaders of both parties have shown they're willing to work in good faith. i would suggest that the president reconsider their offer rather than veto the country into default. >> meanwhile, harry reid introduced a plan to cut the deficit by $2.7 trillion over the next decade, he proposes $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and would raise the debt limit through 2013. senator reid's plan also suggests the committee to find more spending cuts. more committees. speaking on the senate floor, reid bluntly challenged boehner to face down the more conservative aspect of his house, his caucus, by backing
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his proposal to raise the debt ceiling. >> the republicans who used to run the congress on the two republican caucuses are being driven by the radical right wing that is so in tune with the tea party. we should not let these extremists dictate the outcome of this debate or the direction of our country. the time for ideological extremism should end. >> as i said, speaker boehner responded by saying reid's plan is full of gimmicks that don't go after the real money in our deficit. and the international monetary fund issuing the annual assessment of the u.s. economy in the current debt debate making for a bit of a negative outlook. let's look at the markets this morning. cnbc's geoff cutmore live in london. >> good morning to you, i think the imf just wanting to remind the domestic politicians in the united states that this game of
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chicken that they're playing will have consequences for international markets. the imf saying failure to raise the debt ceiling could cause a severe shock to the u.s. economy and world financial markets. it is critical, they say, that the u.s. get its debt levels under control. and if it comes to a credit move, a debt downgrade for a rating agency would have significant global repercussions. we are negative in the european market session, your early calls are that the u.s. will open weaker. back to you. >> geoff cutmore. thanks so much. the front page of the "financial times," investor fear rises over u.s. gridlock. other news overseas, anders behring breivik, the man who confessed to friday's deadly terror attacks in norway now claims he collaborated with two other ex-a treemist cells. breivik pled not guilty in court yesterday, he's charged with
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acts of terrorism and attempts to spread serious fear throughout the population. the judge ordering breivik held for eight weeks. the first four in solitary confinement. saying in a statement that the 32-year-old quote believes that he needed to carry out these attacks to save norway from cultural marxism and muslim domination. police drastically lowering the death toll of friday's massacre from 93 to 76, saying 68 people were killed at an island youth camp rather than 86. police say eight people died in the bombing attack at an oslo government building. they initially had that number at seven. police searching for seven missing justice employees who were at the scene of the blast. still ahead on "way too early," good news, fellows, the threat of actually spending time outdoors with your loved ones on sundays this fall -- is over. the nfl has sorted out its problems and now it's a mad dash to get the season started in
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about a month or so. what happens next for your team. plus, with the weather over 100 degrees across the country, our buddy here at nbc, jeff rossen, tested all of those cliches about cooking eggs on the sidewalk and yes, "the daily show" took notice. it is me, because i love alaska, this much, sir, i felt it is my duty to avoid the unproductive politics as usual, lame duck session, how does that benefit you? emily's just starting out... and on a budget.
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your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. welcome back to "way too early," it's 5:44 on the east
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coast as you look at a live picture if the top of our building here, pulling back from the hudson river. that's the upper west side and central park. let's check weather from nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i was so happy for a chilly, rainy, cloudy day. >> it was great. finally. >> we got to go outside and -- >> london weather is good. >> every now and then. don't get used to it, good morning, we are going to watch temperatures soaring once again. by friday, everyone is going to be baking in another heat wave. but for now, the clouds are clearing out. today is going to be a decent day, we'll be dry throughout most locations. but not northern new england. that's where we could see some stronger thunderstorms. really talking from like hartford, providence, northwards, up into boston and albany. thunderstorms with strong, gusty winds, a beautiful day around new york with 86. still a little warmer than we would like around d.c. if you want to talk about heat, yesterday, it was 105 in dallas. today, it's going to be 102. we're still watching for chances
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of strong storms in the the plains. and willie, i mentioned the heat will come back in d.c. 98 possibly by friday. so enjoy this little break. thanks so much. time for sports now, football fans rejoicing yesterday, after 136 days of lockout and the threat of having no football this fall. the nfl is back. players representing all 32 teams unanimously approved the new ten-year labor agreement, after the owners approved the measure last week. after months of meetings, owners and players came out united after the deal was reached. >> on behalf of the players of the national football league, i just want to say it's a great day. we stand on the eve of the day when the football gets back to business. and our players can't be more excited than going back and doing the thig that they love the most. we always said that the process, we would do a deal when it's the right and when it's the right deal and our players did that. we stuck it out to the end, we fought our ground and we worked with the owners to get a deal
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that we feel is fair for everybody. >> all right. so who won the labor dispute? the players or the owners? only time will tell. here's what the new deal includes, owners take 53% of revenue, the continuation of the 16-game schedule. guaranteed contracts against injury, great for players and no rookie wage scale. the regular season will begin as originally scheduled, while teams get back to work. also players will get 55% of media going forward. today team facilities reopen, trades begin, teams can start to sign rookies and free agents. on thursday team can cut players and by friday evening, the free agency frenzy will officially be under way. with some big names including wide receiver, santonio holmes. how desperate are the seattle mainers, before sunday's game, manager eric wedge shaved off his signature handlebar moustache. trying anything to break the team's skid. they played the red sox and lost their 15th straight game.
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well, it didn't really help last night. things didn't get any easier. they came to the bronx to play the new york yankees and here we go again for seattle. first inning, mark teixeira, a two-run home run. and in the third inning, when derek jeter is hitting bombs off you, you know you're in trouble. opposite-field home run for jeter. fourth inning, jeter with a grounder to second, justin ackley tries to make a play at the plate. little league stuff there, bounces off the bat. laying on the ground, they just can't catch a break. it's been that kind of season for seattle. they now have lost 16 consecutive baseball games. final score last night, 10-3 yankees. the debt ceiling debate did not stop the san francisco giants from dropping by the white house yesterday. to get a little dap from the president on their 2010 world series championship. the giants hall of famer willie mays was also in the house. there's willie. the president congratulated the team and then -- turned his attention to this man -- the guy standing in the back row, the
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man with the beard. fear the beard. giants closer, brian wilson. >> and then there's the guy with the beard. where is he? [ cheers and applause ] >> i do fear it. >> fear the beard. that's what he says. all right. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," president obama and house speaker, john boehner taking their debt ceiling debate directly to the american people last night. dueling primetime speeches. are americans getting tired of the talking? when do we get some action with the deadline now one week away. and when we come back on "way too early," we'll huddle up around the water cooler and there's a liquor store in the great state of florida with some very, very creative shoplifting. we'll be right back. [ man ] they said i couldn't win a fight.
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budget control act of 2011, john boehner's plan to get the nation's fiscal house in order. part of the cut, cal and balance plan is a balanced budget amendment. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends that in 1995 the house of representatives also endorsed the balanced budget amendment to the constitution to eliminate
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chronic federal deficit. the measure failed by one vote in the united states senate. despite numerous tries, a federal budget amendment has yet to pass congress. all right. for the real news, let's huddle up for small talk about the weather. if you saw our good buddy, jeff rossen talking about the heat the other day. he's out there on the street for nbc, tested these old cliches about cooking eggs on the sidewalk. can you really do that if the temperature reaches a certain height? well wouldn't you know it, jon stewart and "the daily show" took notice of mr. rossen's report. >> it is experienced over the past week, a weather phenomenon of extreme heat called la solaro. it's weather phenomenon where the sun gets close enough to the earth to hug it. and then do this to it --
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haaaaaaaa. but where we humans saw hardship tv weather news people saw hot-portunity. >> can you really cook eggs on a street. baked cookies on a dashboard. the pizza is actually fully cooked. >> this guy may be eating pizza straight off the sidewalk. but at least he didn't use a [ bleep ] fork when he ate it. as long as i live, as long as i live -- you don't eat, how dare you disrespect me. you son of a [ bleep ]. >> going back to the sort of psuedo de niro, i don't know what it is, but i like it. here it is, again, mr. trump, our good friend, donald j. trump, eating pizza with a fork. with sarah palin in may. we like dumb criminals here on "way too early" as you may have noticed. there's a liquor store down in pembroke, florida, that's been
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hit twice now by the same variety of shoplifter. i'm speaking of course about the variety that steals booze up its skirt. two female suspects in pembroke, an accessory to steal $400 worth of wine. that accessory being their skirts. i don't know that's being hidden. one of the woman stood as a lookout while other woman put bottles of wine in spandex shorts. we take you back to october in this very same liquor store. let's tighten up security at this joint. same thing. same thing, we don't believe that's a repeat offender. it looks like a wig to me. they're getting away with it. law enforcement in pembrooke park, florida. you need to get on this scourge in society. and i want you to take a good look at this man, travis ward out of phoenix, arizona, he smoked a whole bunch of weed and stole an ambulance. that's not funny, is it?
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well, he took the running ambulance as it was parked outside a house. drove it a few blocks, went over a few lawns. went through some stop signs. he was caught shortly thereafter. admitted later to police officers that he was high on a little bit of the good stuff. no one was injured. but he did steal that ambulance. still ahead on "way too early," your level-headed tweets, texts and emails are next. aughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work.
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quick look at the top stories on right now. the number one as you might have imagined, is president and speaker boehner going head to head last night on television. number two, man survives three days in a snake-infested manhole. number three, how to get in touch with extra-terrestrials, using your home radio. our producer rob gifford has answers to what you're doing up this morning. >> michelle in st. louis writes, i'm awake because my cat got stuck in a plastic so shopping bag and came running into my room to be freed at 4:25 a.m. >> people whose pets have been

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